Kathmandu Valley & Pokhara, Nepal (7D/6N)
Many people are not aware that Nepal is a diverse country, packed with amazing sights from ancient temples and tropical jungles to picturesque valleys and snow-capped peaks within a few hours’ drive.
If you are a first-timer to Nepal who prefers activities that do not involve long arduous trekking journeys at high altitude levels, the sights of Kathmandu Valley will surely deliver an unforgettable and enjoyable experience for you 😊
Explore historical grounds of palaces, quadrangles, courtyards, ancient temples and spectacular stupas in Kathmandu Valley. See the strikingly, impressive traditional Newari architecture of carved wooden windows and balconies and timeless stone carvings of Hindu and Tibetan deities.
This tour covers sights (stupas, temples, ancient quadrangles) in Kathmandu as well as historical cities within a short distance from the capital…and Pokhara. Surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range, Pokhara lies on the bank of a tranquil Phewa Lake. Depending on the weather, you may find yourself lucky to have a clear view of the snow-capped mountains from your hotel room!
Should you wish to extend this tour to cover tropical jungles such as Chitwan National Park, do short hiking trips in the surrounding villages of the valley or experience glamping at Begnas Lake near Pokhara, do let us know and we shall customize your itinerary accordingly.
Best time to travel: Oct - May
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will be greeted by panoramic views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below once you fly into the skies of Kathmandu. You’ll be greeted by a representative of our Kathmandu travel associate at Tribhuvan International Airport who will escort you to your hotel and help to check in.
Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square (B)
After breakfast, we move to the heritage sites in Kathmandu city.
We visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is also the place where cremation is done by riverside of the holy river Bagmati.
We then take a short drive to Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple. "Swoyambhu" means "self-created" and refers to the belief that the hill emerged spontaneously from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu Valley.
We will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square. Listed as a cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that dates back to 12th - 18th centuries.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur, Changunarayan and Patan Durbar Square (B)
Located 12 km south-east of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur showcases the splendour of the Golden Age of Nepali art and architecture. Built by King Anand Dev Malla in the 9th century, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site 1979. It has remained a model for heritage conservation since then.
At Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you will find many fine examples of sculpture, woodcarving, and pagodas dedicated to different gods and goddesses – the Nyatapol & Dattaraya Temples, Golden Gate, Palace of 55 windows etc.
From Bhaktapur, we will proceed to Patan Durbar Square, one of the three medieval cities in Kathmandu. Patan is a destination for fine arts, and here you’ll see the Patan Museum (originally a Malla palace), Krishna Mandir- a stone temple of Lord Krishna with its 21 spires and bas-relief art depicting scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, Royal Bath or 'Tushahity', and other Hindu and Buddhist temples in the square.
In the evening, you will be transferred back to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Catch domestic flight to Pokhara and rest of the day at leisure (B)
After early breakfast, you will fly to Pokhara by flight from Kathmandu airport. During the flight, you might see mesmerizing views of the snow-capped Annapurna Mountain range.
In the afternoon, drive to Peace Pagoda station (30 mins) to see mesmerizing views of Pokhara city along with the mountain ranges. Later, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, you may wish to go boating on Phewa Lake.
Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Day 05: Day at leisure in Pokhara (B)
Day at leisure in Pokhara. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Day 06: Fly back to Kathmandu and sightseeing tour of Boudhanath (B)
After breakfast, we will move to the domestic airport to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check in to hotel and later proceed with a tour of Boudhanath, a Buddhist shrine which is one of the largest stupas in the world. It is also one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimages.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 07: Transfer to International Airport for departure flight to Kuala Lumpur
Proceed for departure transfer to the airport for onward journey home.
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